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FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2004

DORNO-GOBI EXCAVATION

Southern Mongolia

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Participant Application

Mongolian Visa Form

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age, 20
  • No experience required
  • Training will be provided by both American and Mongolian archaeologists

It is important that Participants are able to withstand challenging field conditions, a moderate workload (especially hiking), living in tents under semi-desert conditions, and a meat oriented diet

Participants should also have a good sense of humor and be able to cope with a country where Murphy's Law reigns supreme.

We emphasized that this project is in a fairly remote part of Mongolia and participants will be living in very simple conditions

WHAT TO BRING

It may be very hot and sunny in the daytime. Survey and excavations are in the open , so we recommend hats and shirts with long sleeves for working. It is rather dusty (or after rain – muddy). We recommend closed shoes or boots for walking and sandals for relaxing. Nights can be quite cool so bring a sweater, sweatshirts and a jacket. The camp, has no electricity so you will need a flashlight. You must bring a tent, your sleeping ba,g and an air mattress (f you desired).

 

THE LIST

  • Hats
  • Long sleeved shirts, long pants
  • Shorts and sleeveless shirts
  • Sweat shirts, or sweaters, jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Closed shoes Sandals
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress (if desired)
  • Towels
  • All personal items (donít forget T. paper)
  • All medications, pain relievers, antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids
  • Soap, laundry soap

HEALTH INFORMATION

For information on vaccinations and other health precautions, travelers may call the toll-free numbers of the international travelers hotline of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747), may use the CDC autofax service at 1-888-CDC-FAXX, (1-888-232-3299), or may access the CDC home page on the Internet: http://www.cdc.gov.

 

REGISTRATION IN MONGOLIA

Visitors planning to stay in Mongolia for more than 30 days are required to register with the police at the Citizens’ Information and Registration Center. The Project Organizers will assist in registering the participants.